Born in Ballymachugh in 1942, Maurice spent time in Glasgow and Leeds before returning to Ireland in 1977. He was an avid GAA man all his life, looking after local underage football. For a time he was juvenile chairman. A great community man, he always defended his club to the last. Maurice also loved a game of rounders and was a member of Kildallan Choir as well as serving as a Eucharistic minister.